An image of West Wittering beach at sunset
On the manhood peninsula, near the mouth of Chichester Harbour, the twin villages of East and West Wittering are home to stretches of unspoilt coastline. The golden sandy beach of West Wittering is a summertime hot spot, hugely popular with day trippers and holiday makers keen to enjoy the wide sands and shallow waters (pre-booking car parking here is essential).

East Wittering, with its thriving community and vibrant selection of independent shops and cafes, boasts a sand and shingle beach which neighbours Bracklesham Bay on its eastern edge.

Both beaches are a year-round mecca for thrill seekers, with a host of watersports experiences on offer, as well as tuition and equipment hire. During cooler months, when dogs are welcome in all areas, the quieter beaches are the perfect location for wintry walks, with plenty of places to warm up afterwards.


Things to do in the Witterings

Chichester Harbour Walks No. 6 - West Wittering Beach and East Head

A walk along the sandy beach of West Wittering and around the sand dunes of East Head with far-reaching views across to the Isle of Wight.   Walk by Chichester Harbour Conservancy

West Wittering Beach

Located near Chichester and the South Downs, unspoilt West Wittering beach offers walks, watersports and wonderful Sussex views

RSPB Medmerry

RSPB Medmerry Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife including birds of prey and many types of wetland birds


Events in the Witterings


Places to Stay in the Witterings

We are a privately owned holiday park set in beautiful rural surroundings in West Sussex. Situated near the South Downs, only 1.5 miles away from the sandy beaches at West Wittering and the water sports facilities and natural environment of…

Stubcroft Farm Campsite

Stubcroft Farm is an award winning family campsite with fantastic facilities and onsite shop. We have 35 electric hook-up points as well as traditional tent pitches. The shop serves teas & coffee and stocks a good range of groceries including…

Our Favourite

Witterings Eateries


Come and enjoy real hot chocolate or locally roasted coffee in our modern, continental coffee shop. Our hot chocolate is made with our own chocolate and we offer a variety of teas and coffees to suit all tastes. Savoury options…

Family run bakery, café and takeaway sandwich shop. All food is fresh and homemade!

Fish and chips at Billy's on the Beach

We are excited to welcome guests to our lovely seaside restaurant to dine-in and enjoy the Billy’s experience. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, local and seasonal produce that’s cooked to perfection. Our restaurant is open from 9am with the…


Witterings Gallery